How to make a Cortado at Home
Originally from Spain’s Basque Country, the Cortado is a relative newcomer to the coffee scene. The term “cortado” means “to cut”, which refers to the way in which the milk cuts through the sharp intensity of the espresso. It makes it a much milder coffee, whilst still retaining its delicious coffee flavour. Because of its distinct taste, it is no wonder that so many want to be able to make it at home.
You will need 400ml of your favourite espresso coffee
40ml of steamed milk, or milk alternative
1. Measure out your ground espresso coffee
2. Then make your espresso, and pour it into a 4-6oz coffee cup
3. Steam your milk or milk alternative
4. Pour the steamed milk over your espresso
5. Finish off with a little milk foam on top (no thicker than a finger)
How to steam milk for coffee
There are three easy ways to steam milk at home, and not all of them require fancy equipment.
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Want to make sure you are making the most of your at-home cortado? Why not try making it with the NESCAFÉ GOLD BLEND instant espresso? It is a strong-tasting, rich and aromatic coffee which promises great lasting flavour for all coffee moments. Make your homemade cortado the feature of your dinner party with the help of NESCAFÉ.
There you have it, that is the end of our guide on how to make a cortado coffee at home. If you want to up your barista skills, why not take a look at how to make a latte at home, next?